Water Conservation at the Antarctic Wasa Base - Results 1989-90
The Swedish WASA base was erected in the Norwegian sector of Antarctica during the 1988-89 summer season. The base was on a nunatakk and consisted of a dwelling house with full living...

Making the New Look Old
Between March 1990 and January 1991, Annapolis buried overhead utilities and reconstructed the roadway around the historic State House, built in 1769. The paving stones, colonial-appearing...

Jailhouse Design
According to statistics from national corrections groups, the inmate population in the U.S. has reached 1 million and could double by 1995. With the constant need for more beds, engineers...

BNFL and Education Living with Technology
Following upon a report to a House of Commons Select Committee, the Chairman and Chief Executive gave an undertaking to better inform young people about the Nuclear Industry. This lead...

Recapturing Boston's Heritage
Structural upgrading of Boston's Old State House and Faneuil Hall is part of an extensive restoration project undertaken by the National Park Service at a cost of $10.6 million...

Within the North Wall of Hugo (Personal Recollections of Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time)
Our house is in Romain Retreat, a subdivision of lots of 1 1/2 -3 acres in Awendaw, S.C. approximately 20 miles northeast of Charleston off Route 17 and about the same distance from McClellanville...

The Plight of State Legislation Mandating Building Codes in South Carolina
Since 1968, counties in South Carolina have exercised their individual option to adopt and enforce building codes. Prior to Hurricane Hugo on September 21, 1989, 17 of the 46 counties...

Ashton Hydroelectric Project Rehabilitation
This paper presents the project experience of rehabilitating the 70-year old Ashton power house and performing the dam design modifications to pass the increased probable maximum flood....

Contractor Sponsored Expert System
An expert system being developed for a general building contractor for generating draft schedules for high-rise residential construction is described. Use is made of standard projects,...

Construction Process Knowledge Model to Assist Method Selection—Research in Progress
The project planning stage is a very critical stage in the construction project development and delivery phase of the lifecycle of a building project. This stage creates the framework...

Dispute Resolution: An Alternative to Litigation
A dispute, usually involving several parties, several million dollars and spanning many years, is settled on the court house steps. Excessive costs of litigation and arbitration has caused...

Marina Development in the 1990s, United Kingdom
The development of marinas in the United Kingdom during the last 30 years is traced, with emphasis placed on the current trends. Implementation of the new 'village harbor...

Pumping Oil, Treating Soil
Oil was discovered on hilltop land in Signal Hill, Calif., in 1921, setting off one of the most wild land rushes the state has ever seen. Some 70 years and 20,000 oil wells later, the...

Pipeline Explodes, Two Dead, 31 Injured, 11 Homes Destroyed
A high pressure pipeline in a suburb of San Bernardino, California exploded in a deadly fireball on May 25, 1989. Damaged as a result of a train wreck several weeks earlier, or by the...

Lunar Derived Construction Materials: Cast Basalt

An Introduction to Pressurized Volumes in Space
Space habitation designers come from diverse backgrounds. As it is human nature to emphasize that which is familiar, habitat design is strongly influenced by the designer's...

Key Environmental Development Issues
Those in the business community who may be affected by environmental factors include: buyers and sellers of businesses, existing facilities, and real property; their lenders, brokers,...

Considerations for a Multiple-Use Stormwater Detention Facility
A 60-year-old neighborhood provides the unusual setting for the City of Tulsa's Turner Park-Will Rogers High School Stormwater Detention Facility. The 20-acre site is located...

A Microcomputer Based Interactive Model for Strategic Land Use -- Transportation Planning
This paper describes a microcomputer based urban activity model, intended as a tool for use by planners to explore impacts of various development scenarios. The model, LUTRAM, is menu...

Computer-Assisted Creativity for Traffic Problems
The main objectives of this paper are to describe a system for computer-assisted creativity, or innovation support, known as The Idea Machine (TIM), and to highlight two case study applications...

 

 

 

 

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